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New Leaf Therapies

About me

I am an experienced counsellor, hypnotherapist and life coach, working with people from all walks of life. I provide a safe and welcoming environment to help you feel comfortable without feeling judged or criticised.  I will work with you to reach your end goal and ultimately feel better about yourself and your life. I use different techniques, depending on each client and structure each treatment plan accordingly.  All sessions are strictly confidential.

I also offer an integrated approach to counselling and coaching for those clients who wish to build on the work done during counselling. Counselling helps clients uncover and understand certain experiences or events, while life coaching helps them to move forward in a positive way, unlocking their potential along the way.  However, this personal consultancy may not suit everyone which is why each therapy can be used together or on their own.

We are living in an ever-changing, challenging world and life can sometimes be difficult. We may occasionally need a helping hand to overcome the stresses and strains of everyday life, or someone to listen and help put things into perspective. Anxiety and depression can be isolating, grief sometimes affects us in ways we didn’t expect or we may feel angry with the world for no apparent reason. Whatever the problem, it helps to talk about it.

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications are as follows:

  • Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (MNCS)
  • Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory
  • Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills (MHS)
  • Diploma in Life Coaching (Blackford Centre)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Industrial Psychology)

In addition to my qualifications as a psychotherapist, I have also worked within the financial services and education industries, both of which have provided me with valuable experience regarding the anxieties and stresses of working life.

I am committed to continuing Professional Development to enhance and update my skills to be able to provide my clients with the very best care. I work within the ethical framework of the National Counselling Society for good professional practice.  I am insured and have regular clinical Supervision.

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National Counselling Society (NCS)

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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From £30.00 to £60.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students

Additional information

Counselling - £45

Hypnotherapy - £55

Personal Consultancy (counselling and coaching) - £65

A reduced fee may be offered depending on circumstances.

All sessions are 50 minutes.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday to Friday - 5pm to 9pm

Saturday - 9am to 2pm

Sunday 9am to 2pm

Further information

I work from two different locations:

Moulsham Mill - Monday to Thusrday. 

The Mill has plenty of free parking and is close to all the main bus routes and Chelmsford City Centre.

Rochester House - Friday and Saturday

Parking is available on the adjacent streets and there is a pay car park around the corner.  Rochester House is also close to all main bus routes and the city centre.

Moulsham Mill Centre, Parkway, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 7PX

Rochester House, Suite 4,, 145 New London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0QT

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

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